The City of Melbourne is thinking about strategies to ban both smoking and vaping in the majority of public spaces throughout the CBD.
The strategy would likewise see cigarette smoking at council-run and council-permitted events banned within the next five years.
There are already 12 smoke-free locations throughout Melbourne including Bourke Street in addition to The Tan and Princes Park running tracks, nevertheless, vaping is currently permitted within these zones.
Under the strategy, the smoke-free area would successfully be broadened to include all public areas throughout the city, with vaping likewise forbade.
Director of Quit Victoria Sarah White told the Herald Sun that the idea would be a progressive action for the city.
“An environment in which individuals are not exposed to second-hand smoke or pre-owned aerosol from e-cigarettes is part of what makes Melbourne a terrific city to be in. It enhances facility along with health.”
Plans for the draft policy are now in their community assessment stage, with the City of Melbourne welcoming people to share their feedback on the concept via their site.
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Published at Thu, 26 Nov 2020 22:39:44 +0000